tv Eyewitness News at 5 CBS July 25, 2017 5:00am-5:31am EDT
>> except ceptor john mccain, days after his cancer diagnosis, his could be the deciding vote as the senate meets to repeal and replace the affordable care act. also, this morning, police officers scale the ben franklin bridge overnight, we will tell you what they were doing, and why all of the traffic on the bridge was stopped. and lingering storms overnight are moving out of here. this is a live look at the
parkway in center city, the humidity is also finally breaking, good news there, today is tuesday, july 25, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. matt and meisha are keeping an eye on things, we'll check in with matt in just a few minute >> sounds good, guys. yesterday as you know the commute was very, very difficult. a lot of people, i have to tell you, already in the 4:00 hour seeing some real slow downs. that means it will be another very busy day on tap. because it is wet out there again, drizzle coming down, any time we have any bit of water on the roadways it will slow us down specially on a busy tuesday so looking outside right now looking at the gorgeous ben franklin bridge, looking pretty good. as you can see, cable of the sheen on the roadways, just letting us know that it is a little damp, when i was driving in this morning, toyed use the windshield wipers, toyed walk in with a umbrella, more on that coming up in a little bit. but first, just know, whenever it is wet we have to factor in extra time on our commute. and we have to today. we head to yesterday. we'll have to again today.
looking at the boulevard you push in the southbound direction, yesterday, very busy here, as you jump on to the schuylkill westbound, traveling the boulevard and city avenue on the schuylkill. this is area i want to keep my eye on this morning it, will get very, very busy. also, the vine, it was closed overnight for the construction , westbound side you can see now open. eastbound side, still waiting on you, eastbound side usually follows the westbound signed i would say within about ten minute or so. then, we've got overturned vehicle, as well, egg harbor township. so garden state parkway northbound before route 40, route 322, left lane compromised, just heads up if you are around that neck of the woods. also, we still have some flood ing in new jersey, so talking a lot about flooding yesterday with the large amounts of rain that was coming down, and today, it is still out there. so, in new jersey, route 130 northbound closed between 322 and center square road, your alternates, 295 or new jersey turnpike, and another place that we're looking at flooding right now is route 130, again, in jersey. 130 closed at route 47. your alternates 295 or new jersey turnpike. then, we're also looking at
couple of water main breaks, this is our first one, mays landing, new jersey, route 40 westbound closed passed weymouth road. alternates, 322 or a.c. expressway, and our second water main break actually in fishtown, we will be talking more about this coming up in the next ten minutes. jim, back over to you. >> new this morning shooting leaves a woman in critical condition. this happened near broad street and chew avenue in philadelphia's fernrock section. this happened around 3:00 a.m. , the 26 year old victim was taken to the hospital, no word on what may have motivated that shooting. >> rescue crews are searching the brandywine creek in wilmington, delaware, for possible missing swimmer. authorities responded to the area of brandywine falls road yesterday. police tell us that at some point a male went into the creek and never returned. crews searched the area into the night. so far have not found anything >> wildwood police are asking for the public's help in their search for a missing 13 year old girl. trinity christensen has been
missing since early sunday morning, last seen wearing bluejeans, peach sleeveless top, and flip flops in north wildwood. the teen is 5-foot 2 inches tall, and anyone with information on trinity's whereabouts is asked to call police. >> new this morning, authorities are forced to shut down the ben franklin bridge overnight after two men climb one of the towers, but apparently too afraid to come back down. firefighters returned to the bridge at fifth and race streets to get two men down safely. we're told the duo climbed the bridge to spray paint it. officials blocked traffic as crews work to get the situation un control. traffic on the bridge is flowing as usual this morning. dozen properties without water this morning after a main break-in philadelphia's frankford section. crews responded to 8-inch water main break at frankford and thompson street after midnight. will start repairing the flooded intersection again this morning, some nearby roads will be closed today and the route five bus detoured at that location. >> no words yet on what caused manhole to explode in
philadelphia's bustleton section. the explosion led to electrical fire last night just after 11:00. >> this happened at cedarbrook and greenwood roads. no injuries were reported in the incident. >> let's look to the nation are nation's capitol, crucial vote could keep alive the gop plan to repeal and replace obamacare. >> republicans must put for the united front in orders to push the legislation forwards. "eyewitness news" reporter trang do live in the cbs-3 news center more. good morning, trang. >> good morning, jim, are h vote scheduled for noon today. all eyes will likely be on senator john mccain, who will return to washington for this very important vote, just days after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. >> any senator who vote against starting debate is telling america that you are fine with the obamacare nightmare. >> following a strong directive from president trump , the senate will vote whether to start debate on the house passed bill to repeal and replace the affordable care act. >> the only way we'll have an opportunity to consider ideas if senators are allowed to
offer and debate them. >> if the vehicle is successful, senators will propose amendments to craft the bill into one that could garner enough support to pass. >> the big issue -- >> pennsylvania republican senator, pat toomey, made his vote clear, after an economic round table in west chester monday. >> the reforms and medicaid make this program viable and sustainable. it is not sustainable now. >> if more than two republicans vote against it, debate will not proceed. at least dozen gop senators have come out publicly and undecided or no's. >> i want it to be a clean repeal. but this bill doesn't do it. >> theirs is enormous insurance bail-out. and i'm not for that. >> no democrats expected to vote in favor every starting debate. >> that legislation being proposed is the most cruel most destructive and irresponsible piece of legislation ever brought to the united state send a. >> -- senate. >> reports more than million
million americans would become uninsured in 2026 if various republican healthcare overhaul bills were to pass. >> if the vote fails today, it is not over. senator mcconnell can revise and bring it back up at any point in time. but for now live from the news center, trang do, cbs-3, " eyewitness news," jim, rahel, back to you. >> trang, thank you. ing. >> and there will be much more on this crucial senate vote ahead on cbs this morning. nancy cordus reports on the capitol immediately following "eyewitness news" at 7:00 right here on bs36789. >> in other news, a man is fighting for his life this morning after he was shot multiple times over night if philadelphia's mantua section. >> this happened just after 9:00 last night on the 3900 block of brown street. police tell us the victim was shot at least 13 times. he was returned to the hospital where he is list in the critical condition. so far no arrest haves been made. well, up next, we will tell you what caused a forest fire in south jersey that took days to get under control. >> also ahead, more raging wild waters and rains, what's
left over from monsoon there. >> and last night, phillies- astros game went late after a rain delay. pat's here with highlights coming up in sports. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> money talks, sure does, but speak egg every monday i, we will tell you how much families are expected to spends on school supplies this summer and how much of that cost teenagers are covering. wait a minute. why would teenagers be covering that? >> they should, they should be , if you're working you need to help your family out. >> common, kids got to go back to school, parent, the least you can do is pay for t anyway , we'll get into all of this when when we come back. >> oh, send her your tweet, not me. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪
but fortunately though major injuries or damage. >> closer to home, maryland officials working to clean up communities devastate bid tornado. weather experts say twister hit maryland's eastern shore early yesterday morning, wind up to 125 miles per hour destroyed homes, on kent island. at one point, 9,000 people had lost power. that number now below of thousand. resident say despite all of this shock there were no serious injuries. >> like a war zone. my wife and i both in the bedroom, on the far side of the house, that's the only part of the house, the back side, that's still there. >> the red cross now supplying water, food, meant mental health support for those in need, providing temporary shelter for displaced residents. >> back here at home folks are reporting storm damage throughout the area this morning. strong winds, and heavy rains, caused large tree to topple over in montgomery county yesterday. this was in whitemarsh township, we're told the house sustained minor damage,
fortunately, no one inside was hurt. >> and we now know it was a lightning strike that started this fire that burned 3500 acres of new jersey's wharton state forest. investigators believe opine tree caught fire and the flames spread to nearby trees, before it was spotted last thursday. that fire is now fully contained. glad to hear. that but that took them some time. >> yes. >> absolutely. matt peterson is here, matt, good morning, rain moved out yesterday watch will we looking at today? >> it looks like we will be a little bit on the comfortable side. you know, been talking about the humidity going down, that's what we talk about yesterday, really the biggest thing besides few spotty showers, humidity will be lower this afternoon, that's something that we all can agree is a wonderful thing. specially, as we get into the second half of july. storm scan3, right now, few very light spotty showers out there in chester county. really that's about it. across the radar, see them north of wilmington.
maybe a little bit of sprinkle activity across philly and across some the other portions of the delaware valley, overall, though, definately not any kind of wash-out of a morning. but you do still get a little bit of spray off of the road. so driving around this morning , make sure that you are taking a little bit after extra caution, as we zoom out, you can see, more of the satellite and radar picture, there still showers to the north, the front itself though way off the coastline at this point. allowing some northerly winds to take over and what that means is that we will be looking for temperatures that are much more comfortable, again, the humidity will be much lower. outside right now, this is what's going on, some low hanging clouds, little bit of mist out, there so if you are just waking up, you look outside, some wetness on the car, don't be surprised weaver sit at 67 degrees. northeasterly winds around 7 miles per hour or so, should shift almost more to straight north or maybe even little bit after northwesterly flow in the afternoon. and we don't have any feels- like temperatures that different than the actual air temperature. sitting in the same spot because, again, that humidity, though dew point, are much,
much lower. here are the dew point, yesterday woke up, in the 70s across prep much the entire area. check it out. down to the 50's, already, in mount pocono. we do see it little bit higher toward reading at 67. but here in philly sitting at 64 for the dew point, as you head down toward the shore still little bit on the higher side. these should dip going through the dayment probably going to be sitting right around that 64, 65 range, so it is still not perfect for us, but again, much more comfortable than it has been. signature at 69 degrees by 9:00 this morning, overall, mostly cloudy start to the day lunchtime, no precipitation, still going to be warming up. we get to 73 degrees by about lunchtime today. even though again we still have the chance for maybe spotty shower at times, through the afternoon, we will go with much lower humidity, not a ton of sunshine but we will see some sunshine, and high temperature of 80. so we compare that to average, 87 degrees, is our average high, so well below that, meisha, and as i said, little bit every spry out there on
the road. what else is going on out there? >> matt, on such a good role by low humidity, zero eight, then spotty showers later y did you have to throw that into us? but looking outside right now yes that's what we're seeing, it is a little wet out there. so that means, you know what it means, we have to factor in little extra time this morning burlington bristol bridge going up at 5:45, just heads up if you are planning on taking the bridge. moot want to factor in kim every extra minutes, vine closed overnight for construction between the schuylkill and broad. westbound side big thumbs-up. eastbound side you get one too , so all clear on the vine looking great there. 422 headlights moving in the eastbound direction, at route 29. and you can see, how many headlights are already out there. why? because you'll get early start today because it is wet and because everyone problem bridge got hung up yesterday. very busy on the roadways, a lot of people jumping on the row he had ways little earlier today. not bad idea. specially because it is still wet. little damp out there. then overturned vehicle, egg harbor township. so garden state parkway
northbound before route 40, route 322, that left lane is still compromised. i'll let you know as soon as that clears, right now still working with. that will also some flooding in new jersey, talking a lot about flooding yesterday. it will be a little bit more limited today of course. but it is still out there in new jersey. so route 130 closed at route 47. your alternates, 295, new jersey turnpike, is going to be your best bet. then another place that we do have some flooding still out there, route 130 northbound, closed right now between 322 and center square road. your alternates, 295 or new jersey turnpike are going to be your best bet in that area. and then we're also talking about water main break in mans landing, new jersey, heads up. route 40 week closed passed weymouth road alternate 322 or a.c. expressway. another water main break talking about coming up in the next ten minute, rahel, back over to you. >> meeker, thank you. now ac a look at newspaper headlines. >> from the morning call at least five bethlehem resident displaced last night fire broke out in the thirds floor of their home and spread to the roof. the fire was reported at about
9:15, on the 100 block of east elizabeth avenue. no injuries were reported. >> from the press of atlantic city the atlantic county prosecutor's office has released dashboard footage of march 2014 police involved shooting death of watson. the footage was released after the new jersey supreme court ruled that dash cam footage every fatal police involved shootings should be released in most cases as a matter of public interest. >> in the bucks county courier times the burlington county bridge commission's 2018 budget would raise spending, but not bridge tolls. if the budget set adopted it would be the second straight year with no toll increase, budget calls for $45 million to rehab and paint the talcony palmyra and burlington bristol spans and $45 million for deck replacement on the burlington city bridge. >> and that's a look at some of the newspaper headlines from around the delaware vale. >> and up next, spat here with sport. good morning, pat. >> good morning, training camp is for the birds. yesterday, eagles-rookies quarterback and selected
>> welcome back everyone, the phillies were watered down last night and it had nothing to do with the rain delay. >> pat's here with sport, and pat, also talking about eagle training cam up. >> yes, little baseball. little football. got it all for this morning. ready or not here they come. yesterday the philadelphia eagles kick off training camp with rookie quarterback and selected veterans on thursday, the full squad will practice for the first time. someone will obviously be
keeping a sharp ion is tori smith. he was at the nova care complex with his family yesterday. getting acclamate today his new team. his wife already knows it well she's from conshohocken. as for what he sees in the eagles? >> very confident. you see all the talent, see what we were able to build in the off season, so just about putting it altogether in camp, try to be the best team we can be. >> well smith relaxed, the rookies got their feet wet, including first rounds pick, derek barnett. head coach doug pederson said he was excited for them to get a jump start and learn one-on-one from their new coaches. as for the players fighting the heat, getting re acclimate today football on day one. >> you think you're going to save until you get out there, and the humidity, takes a toll on you. i felt good today. >> good for us to come back, just get everything down pat, and so i'm very grateful to come back little earlier.
>> coming up at 6:00 i'll be life at the nova care complex before day two of training camp, giving you a look at three things that i will be keeping an eye on. now, it took a while, but the phillies and astros got their game in last night in south philly there. was nearly two hour rain delay in the fourth inning. maybe they should have just rained it out completely. american league all-star jose had two doubles and two singles, around his hitting streak to 16 games, and ran his batting average up to 365. he was just part of the houston offense, best team in the al beat up on the phils, they went 13 to four, the phillies hope to have better night tonight against those tough astros, once again. and and congratulations to the plymouth little league ten and un softball team. they won the state title over the weekend going ten and one in the tournament. and the community turned out for a parade and celebration last night, they head to the east regionals this weekend in northeastern pennsylvania, good luck, guys. there was yet another champion
in town last night, tennis star venus williams in the house for the philadelphia freedoms tennis match. williams played for the freedom's rival, the washington castles, last night , hagan arena. on the st. joseph campus, sloan stevens played for the freedoms. freedoms will play the new york empire tonight at st. joe's, and their season runs until august 2nd. >> some champions this it town >> tonight at st. joe's with billy jean keen -- king, and andy reddick. >> yes, i get invitations to every place. >> do you play tennis in. >> no, inch. >> thank you, pat, appreciate t coming up in the next half hour of "eyewitness news," new fast-food item with roots in the 15th century. we'll tell but it in a live report from wall street. >> plus, jim, if you're getting ready to ride septa this morning, you may are have some unwanted company. we'll tell you where some commuters are having unexpected encounters, with guess what, spiders.
>> then drivers see this car swerving down the street and spring into action. what happens next, well, it is caught on camera. we'll show you, matt? >> talking about the weekends, even though it is tuesday, looks like great saturday, sunday with sunshine, comfortable condition, low conditions, temperatures very seasonable for the end every july. full look at what you can expect this weekend and the rest of the week
>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." good morning, i'm rahel solomon. >> and i'm jim donovan. matt and meisha will be along in just a moment. first, here's what you need to know to get your day started in the morning minute. today is tuesday, july 25th. by the way, you're going to get the vote? otherwise i'll say tom, you're fired. >> president trump putting pressure on members of his own party to repeal and replace obamacare. >> all eyes will likely be on senator john mccain, who will return to washington for this very important vote. >> a truck driver could face the death penalty in texas in connection to a deadly human
smuggling operation. >> i just felt really sad. these people were trying to live a better life. >> a big clean up in maryland. >> it was loud, and quick. >> after a powerful tornado touched down, leaving a trail of destruction. >> pretty big. spider invasion at septa "el" station. >> if you're standing here, you're not paying attention, they'll be in your face. >> the mooch hits the grounds running with some great ideas for white house press secretary, sarah huckabee sanders. >> the only thing i asked sarah, sarah, if you're watching, i love the hair and make up person that we had on friday. would like to continue to use the hair and make up person. >> he'll fit in the trump administration just fine. >> i'm sure scaramucci smart guy, but maybe not too much on the comment to the woman. >> matt peterson, we would like to you